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Print Center and Mobile Printing

Print Center is a feature of PC Prints that allows users to upload and manage their print jobs via the web. It allows users to print documents and images from Chromebooks and smartphones or tablets running Android or iOS (iPhones and iPads). Print Center can be accessed via the link below while connected to the campus network.

Print Center website (on campus only): print.providence.edu

Use the following links for more information on Print Center:

Print Center Features
Printing from Chromebooks
Printing from Mobile Devices
Print with the QR Code

Print Center Features

Print Center allows you to:

  • Delete print jobs in the queue
  • Upload new print jobs
    • Note: Unprinted jobs are deleted from the queue after 24 hours
  • Edit the print options for uploaded jobs
    • Color or B&W (default: B&W)
    • Single- or double-sided (default: double-sided)
    • Number of copies (default: 1)
    • Page range to print (default: all)
    • Number of pages to print per side of paper (default: 1)
    • Note: Print options can only be edited for jobs uploaded through Print Center. You cannot edit these options for jobs printed through PC Prints on a computer.
  • View your PC Prints printing activity history
  • Print from iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, or Chromebooks
  • Release jobs printed from a computer without the need for your ID card

Printing from Chromebooks

To print from a Chromebook:

  1. Visit Print Center (print.providence.edu) on the Chromebook.
  2. Upload your documents or images.
  3. Adjust the print options for your print job as necessary.
  4. Swipe your ID card on any printer to release the job or use the Mobile Print QR code on the printer (see below). No need to worry what type of printer you use to release the job.

Printing from Mobile Devices

Printing from mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, or Android smartphones and tablets) is available through Print Center. Use the easy steps below to either print a document stored on your mobile device or to print a document queued up via a computer without the need for your ID card.

  1. Visit Print Center (print.providence.edu) on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the Upload button.
  3. Choose an item you’d like to print.
  4. Adjust the print options for your print job as necessary.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for all the items you’d like to print.
  6. Swipe your ID card on any printer to release the job or use the Mobile Print QR code on the printer (see below). No need to worry what type of printer you use to release the job.

Print with the QR Code

If you forgot your ID or simply wish to release your print job(s) without touching the printer, use the steps below.

  1. Visit Print Center (print.providence.edu) from your phone or tablet.
  2. Select the print job(s) you’d like to print or skip this step to print them all.
  3. Scan the QR code on the print (see sample below) with your device’s camera and visit the website when prompted.
  4. Tap “Confirm” on the prompt.
  5. Your print job(s) will automatically come out of the printer without the need to swipe your ID card or touch the printer.
Sample printer QR code

Please note the following:

  • Print jobs printed via the PC Prints drivers on a computer require that you release the job on the printer chosen (HP or Xerox). Print jobs uploaded to Print Center can be released on any printer.
  • If you do not select print jobs in Print Center prior to scanning the QR code on the printer, it will automatically print all of the jobs in the queue.